News for Tuesday, July 20, 2010


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Shirley Sherrod unsure if she would return to Washington

If asked, Shirley Sherrod is unsure if she would reverse her USDA resignation.

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City Manager Lott's future in question

Commissioners meet privately with Albany City Manager Alfred Lott Tuesday.J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Lee Chamber's Oxford: Lee, Albany joined at the hip

He says metro area is primed to become a retirement Mecca in the future- Terry Lewis, staff writer

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Isner returns to court for first time since history-making marathon match at Wimbledon

For the first time since his 70-68, fifth-set win at Wimbledon earlier this month, former UGA tennis star John Isner is returning to the court at the Atlanta ATP Tour even this week.

Husband rescues wife from pool

An Albany man rescues his wife from drowning after she has a seizure.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Police/Fire/EMS - July 21, 2010

Albany Police respond to at least 30 incidents.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Family offers reward for information on murder

The family of a murder victim offers a reward of $5,000 for information.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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APD looking for two in robbery case

Two men are wanted in connection with a Dec. 10 armed robbery, stated Albany Police Department reports.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Armed robber, burglars make for busy APD shifts

An armed robbery at a restaurant and two break-ins through walls cap off crime reports from Monday and early Tuesday.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Saturday's wine tasting to benefit cancer research

A wine tasting fundraising event for breast cancer research will take place Saturday.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Ealum leading race for Dougherty post

Michael Windom announced his retirement from the Dougherty County School Board this year after serving 15 years.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Sports complex added to SPLOST

Inert landfill comes off the list to make room for new complex.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Hodges, Barnes winners

Former Dougherty County District Attorney Ken Hodges claims the Democratic nomination for Georgia Attorney General.Danny Carter, managing editor

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Sherrod ousted from USDA job over video

After federal officials demanded Shirley Sherrod's resignation for biased comments on a video, some are calling for her to be reinstated.Jennifer Parks, staff writer

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Griffin: Voters still believe in me

Incumbent Milton Griffin appears wins the Democratic nomination for a fourth term on the Dougherty County School Board.Ethan Fowler, education writer

Incumbents have rough election night

Worth and Terrell County incumbents had a rough night Tuesday.- Haley Frakes, Herald intern

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Fullerton may serve second term in House

Carol Fullerton was leading the polls with 1,484 votes Tuesday evening.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Stone appears to have retained seat

Unofficial election results put Dougherty County's longest-serving commissioner in the lead by 62 votes.J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Keown wins District 2 GOP nomination in landslide

A Thomasville native will take on incumbent House District 2 Rep. Sanford Bishop in the November general election.- Terry Lewis, staff writer

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Duffy holds on to District 3 Commission seat

The current chairman of the Lee County Commission claims a landslide re-election victory.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Cordele man wins $1M in lotto

A Cordele man wins $1 million dollars in an instant lottery game.- Staff Reports

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Duffy, Stone, Fullerton win new terms of office

Incumbents in Dougherty and Lee County earn new terms in office. Darrel Ealum wins a School Board seat, and Carol Fullerton gets a new term in the Georgia House.
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Evans offers testimony

Jarnay Evans accepted an Alford plea to gang participation charges.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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DWS star Brown headed to Middle Georgia for hoops

Deerfield hoops star and Herald Super 6er Reggie Brown decides to take his talents to Middle Georgia College.

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TOUR DE FRANCE: LeMond says he can't wait to confront Armstrong

Greg LeMond is being tight-lipped about the dirt he has on Lance Armstrong --- but he's speaking out about his desire to prove the seven-time Tour de France champ is a liar and a cheat.

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SOCCER ROUNDUP: French star faces sex charges; Maradona to continue as Argentina coach

Franck Ribery faces charges for soliciting an underage prostittute while Argentina coach Diego Maradona announces he's returning as head coach.

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TOUR DE FRANCE: Lance shows grit in Pyrenees stage, finishes 6th

Lance Armstrong, who is already out of the running for the Tour de France titles, saves face Tuesday when he nearly wins the Pyrenees stage.

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New USC A.D.'s first move: Give back Bush's Heisman

Mike Garrett is out as A.D. at USC, while Pat Haden is in as the new athletics boss in Southern California and vows to run a clean program.

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Anderson beats No. 5 seed Tipsarevic at Atlanta

For the first time since his history-making marathon match at Wimbledon, ex-UGA star John Isner is back on the court at the Atlanta ATP Tour event.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: UGA, Auburn stars named All-SEC; Etheridge cleared to play

The votes are in and six Georgia Bulldogs and six Auburn Tigers were named to the coaches' Preseason All-SEC Team on Tuesday on the eve of the SEC's annual Media Days, which was tied for third-most among member schools.

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Cubs manager Piniella retiring after season

Legendary MLB manager Lou Piniella, now with the Cubs, says Tuesday he will retire this year.

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SEC to schools: Let's clean up our act

On the eve of SEC Media Days, the topic seems to be many of the schools' embarrassing off-the-field issues, rather than the upcoming season.

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Cool-hand John

Calm under the pressure, John Fordham didn't let a charging Ty Howze detour him from his goal Tuesday: repeat as Albany Junior Open champ.

Dougherty voting results

Milton Griffin, Jack Stone and Darrel Ealum appear to be the winners in Dougherty County elections tonight. Carol Fullerton appears to have retained her seat in the state House as representative of District 151.

Hodges takes strong lead; GOP race tight

Ken Hodges takes a big lead with a thid of precincts reporting the attorney general Democratic race while the three GOP candidates are tightly packed.

Keown on tap to challenge Bishop

Mike Keown appears headed to easy victory in the GOP contest for 2nd Congressional District. With nearly 40 percent of the vote counted, he has captured four out of every five votes cast.

Duffy wins in Lee County

With all precincts reporting in Lee County, Commission Chairman Ed Duffy has won a new term on the board.
Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Election turnout slow in Dougherty, Lee

Turnout in Dougherty and Lee counties has been light and appears to be somewhat in line with predictions that about a quarter of the eligible voters in Georgia will go to the polls.
Carlton Fletcher & Terry Lewis

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Wingfield charges may be expanded

Former NBA player Dontonio Wingfield's arrest could expand to include charges involving drugs, a Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit official says.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Burglars hit two Albany businesses before dawn

Two Albany businesses were broken into before dawn today.
Jennifer Parks, staff writer

Woman revived by husband after seizure in pool

A 20-year-old woman was revived by her husband after having a seizure in a pool Monday evening.
Jennifer Parks, staff writer

Albany restaurant hit by bandit last night

An Albany restaurant hit by robber shortly before midnight. Police searching for gunman.
Jennifer Parks, staff writer